Updated March 30, 2020 6:30 PM
CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) INFORMATION:
- UBC Medicine: COVID-19 info for UBC FoM
- UBC Research+Innovation: COVID-19 info for UBC R+I
- UBC’s response: Information and FAQs available on ubc.ca
LSI Support and Services during research curtailment
Following UBC guidelines for social distancing and curtailment of research activities please note the following changes to LSI services:
LSI HR, Finance, Operations, and other administrative support will be working remotely for a three-week pilot period until April 15th. If you need to contact any of our administrative staff, please email.
Grants Facilitation and Communications team will be working, full-time, remotely during the period of curtailment. Please contact Richa Anand for enquiries related to grants and Bethany Becker for communications.
In response to COVID-19, the university is curtailing on-campus research and creative scholarship activities. The research community is now directed to work remotely. Principal Investigators should suspend all other research and creative scholarship on the university campuses and implement plans to operate remotely by end of day on Tuesday March 24. This curtailment is in effect until April 15, 2020 and may be extended.
Individual researchers may, however, apply for a critical research exemption to continue on-campus research. Please click here for details.
Information for labs with research exemption
LSI’s Scientific and Core facilities will try to provide access to all trained researchers who have a critical research exemption approved by the VP Research + Innovation. Please connect directly with the contacts provided below. Also, please note reduced hours for Stores, and Shipping and Receiving.
|SCIENTIFIC FACILITIES||CONTACT NAME||STATUS|
|ASTRID||Natalie Strynadkaemail@example.com||Open with access to trained users|
|Bioinformatics||Stephane Flibottefirstname.lastname@example.org||Working remotely|
|Imaging||Robert Nabiemail@example.com||Access to trained users|
|FLOW||Andy Johnsonfirstname.lastname@example.org||Equipment available|
|High Throughput||Tom Pfeiferemail@example.com||Closed; Consultation via email available|
|CORE SERVICES||CONTACT NAME||STATUS|
|QPCR||Aaron Blair Bogutzfirstname.lastname@example.org||QPCR equipment available|
|Cryostorage||Aaron Blair Bogutzemail@example.com||Available|
|LSI Stores||Rod Hanningfirstname.lastname@example.org||8am-2pm (Monday and Thursday only*)|
LSC Shipping and Receiving: This service is available for the time being, moving to reduced hours, and being assessed on a weekly basis by LSC Operations.
|LSC Operations||Sophia Wang||Sophia.email@example.com |
LSI Wing Managers and Ivona Kozieradzki will help monitor freezers* and top-up Liquid Nitrogen** Dewars of laboratories that have suspended their research.
Information for labs that have suspended their research for the curtailment period
|John Nomellini||1E, 2C, 2E, 3Efirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Bharat Joshi||3C, 3Wemail@example.com|
|Travis Webber||5C, 5Wfirstname.lastname@example.org|
* Please note: During their runs through the LSI, if a wing manager finds that a freezer (-80C or -20C) is malfunctioning and requires transfer of goods to a spare freezer, the wing manager will first try to contact and notify the owner of that freezer. If the owner has an exemption to enter the LSI, we hope that s/he will come in to help with the transfer. Otherwise, the wing manager, hopefully with help from on-site scientists, will do the best s/he can in doing the transfer. Ed Conway expects to be available for backup help and to facilitate decision-making.
** Liquid Nitrogen: PIs are ultimately responsible for their own cell storage. Ideally, and in line with social distancing, individual labs should coordinate with the local wing manager to fill dewars on a regular basis. If you have problems finding your wing manager, please contact Ivona (604 827 5320) or Ed Conway (778 960 7617).
Campus Mail: Campus mail will be delivered to shipping and receiving. One person from LSI Administration will collect and sort this mail once a week. For information please contact email@example.com
Reception: LSI Reception will remain closed for the duration of curtailment. We ask that students, staff, and faculty contact our offices by email
LSC/Building Operations: LSC building perimeter doors will be programmed to weekend/holiday mode with card access only starting Mar 24th at 7am. Please carry your access card at all times. Starting Wednesday Mar 25th, only personnel with exemption should enter the building.
|Building Ops Trouble Call||604-822-2173|
Health and Safety: Please click here for lab safety protocols (to log in to mednet please use your cwl’ for username please use EAD\cwl name. Then enter your cwl password)
|UBC Safety and Risk||604-822-2029
Other useful contacts outside LSI
|Human Research Ethics||Laurel Evans|
|Animal Care||Michelle Tan|
|Plant Care||Melina Biron|
|Sponsored research agreements||Mario Kasapi|
|Advanced Research Computing||Steve Cundy|
|All other questions||Helen Burt|
Health links outside UBC
UBC Safety and Risk Services: https://srs.ubc.ca/health-safety
BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC): https://bccdc.ca/
World Health Organization (WHO): https://www.who.int/